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Great small town museum, there is so much history in this area - Great docent staff too!

Stopped in here to soak up some local gold country history, and do some holiday shopping to support... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Groveland, California
Interesting displays and events of the era.....become a member!

Recently took my grandson for a visit....he had a fabulous time viewing the exhibits......will be... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Folsom, California
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This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.
823 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630-2440
+1 916-985-2707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here to soak up some local gold country history, and do some holiday shopping to support local historical society. Great overall experience, staff was so friendly and helpful, exhibits really well done too. We had fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Recently took my grandson for a visit....he had a fabulous time viewing the exhibits......will be going back....more to see!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this museum and got to learn a lot about Folsom's history. Well kept and preserved artifacts and clothing. Slightly expensive entrance fee of $10.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank anshabhi
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Just a 15 minute drive from where I live in Rancho Cordova , Nice to see that you can have a place to visit that is historically significant in Sacramento county .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joe B
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We were visiting Folsom for a day and decided to visit the Folsom History Museum. Located on Sutter Street in historic Folsom, the museum features an exhibit about Folsom's native people, gold mining in the area, the prison and powerhouse, and vineyards and agriculture in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TravelFamily2015
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This was an interesting Museum. The docents were so friendly. We were there because the had a Johnny Cash special display, but we really enjoyed the entire thing. Their bathroom was interesting, be sure to visit it and great photo ops.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 91brandil
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I love this museum. It gets just 4 stars only for the small size, but they pack quite a bit of history into the artifact laden rooms. I believe they still have a prison uniform you can borrow and take a photo of yourself "in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Vince F
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Local museum very small and focused on the area. Nice break in air conditioned building from the mid-day heat. Small admission charge pays for the upkeep.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gary W
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We had out of town guests and took them here. They really enjoyed it. The lady behind the counter gave us a real history lesson.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Honoria H
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We visited the portion of the museum that housed the Museum of Wonder and Delight on Sutter Street. So much to take in visually, I will have to go back to continue to grasp it all. The displays were graced with plentiful toys that it...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank JoyceW954
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